European distributors for URC whole-house automation, AWE (UK) and BMB (Benelux), are bolstering their product offerings, providing advanced technical training, first class aftersales support and even installing URC to control their office facilities.

Amber International, EMEA master distributor for URC, is monitoring the impact of these initiatives and is pleased to share details of the impressive developments within its European distribution network. This valuable experience and support, will filter around the territorial distributor network and improve the whole URC experience for individual country dealers, integrators and end-users.

UK - AWE Europe Ltd.

Exclusive UK distributor for URC, AWE, has recently upgraded its headquarters to incorporate a brand new 'Show Apartment' which displays its products and services in an impressive lifestyle setting. This includes full building control from URC's Total Control home automation system.

Showing that the system is as equally at home in a commercial setting as it is in a residential installation, Total Control spans the entirety of the AWE headquarters and provides advanced multi-room audio across 24 zones, control of all automated blinds, lighting and AV equipment. The building functions can be manually controlled but are also triggered automatically based upon time of day and building occupancy.

"Our new demonstration facility provides a perfect location for our URC dealers to take their customers, to show them the possibilities achievable with URC home automation products," comments Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of AWE. "In addition, with our regular URC training also taking place at the same location - it enables delegates to see the products they are learning about at first-hand, in a professionally installed environment."

Visitors to the facility can see various URC products on display and fully-functional, from the feature-packed TKP-7000 touchscreen, to the powerful DMS-1200 multi-zone network amplifier.

Benelux - BMB Electronics B.V.

BMB, exclusive distributor for URC in Benelux is offering first-class training and aftersales support to CI dealers located in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. URC commercial and technical training at BMB's facility in Veen takes place once per month, across both Complete Control and Total Control systems.

Covering all aspects of the brand, including how to reliably specify and program URC systems of all shapes and sizes, the training shows how integrators can use URC to control the AV sources in a single room, to building highly functional, user-friendly whole house control experiences for their clients.

"The free training we offer to integrators presents URC to them in a very simple and easy to understand way," explains Willem Bok, Owner and Product Development Director at BMB. "By completing the training, it allows attending companies to specify and stock URC products, not only opening up valuable new revenue opportunities, but also keeping them safe in the knowledge that they can call our team at any time for expert advice and support."

For more information on country-specific URC distributors, or if you're interested in becoming a registered URC dealer, visit www.amber-international.com, or email marketing@amber-international.com.

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